Pakistan vs New Zealand 1st ODI has been called off.© Twitter
The limited-overs series between Pakistan and New Zealand, which was to begin today in Rawalpindi, has been cancelled due to a “security alert”. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) in a statement said that the team will not continue with the tour following an “escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan”.
“The BLACKCAPS are abandoning their tour of Pakistan following a New Zealand government security alert. The side was to play Pakistan this evening in the first of three ODIs in Rawalpindi, before moving to Lahore for a five match T20 series,” New Zealand Cricket said in a release.
“However, following an escalation in the New Zealand Government threat levels for Pakistan, and advice from NZC security advisors on the ground, it has been decided the BLACKCAPS will not continue with the tour.”
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